Luigi Eugene Dagnone

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OBJECTIVES In 2004, the format of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification exam in Emergency Medicine was modified to include an audiovisual session. Residents' performance on such stimuli is unknown. This study aims to determine the performance of Emergency Medicine postgraduate year 5 (PGY-5) on a novel practice examination(More)
Although the frequency of recognition of the syndrome of non-ketotic hyperosmolar coma is increasing in all age groups the mortality rate remains high. This paper reports the occurrence of this syndrome in a 12-year-old girl. The pathogenesis is discussed and a planned approach to the management of circulatory collapse, hypokalemia, hyperglycemia and(More)
OBJECTIVES Several organizations offer review courses designed to guide final-year (postgraduate year five) residents' study for their certification examination. The effect of these courses on residents' confidence is unknown. Self-confidence has been positively linked with examination performance. The present study measures the impact of a review course on(More)
Current markers of myocardial injury lack specificity in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In particular, a false positive creatine kinase-MB (CKMB) elevation occurs in 5-10% of patients with ESRD. The aim of this study was to ascertain the relationship between CKMB and cardiac troponin I (cTnI), a new, highly sensitive and specific marker for(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic injuries represent a considerable public health burden with significant personal and societal costs. The care of the severely injured patient in a trauma system progresses along a continuum that includes numerous interventions being provided by a multidisciplinary group of healthcare personnel. Despite the recent emphasis on quality of(More)
The capabilities of individual hospital emergency departments participating in an emergency medical services system must be evaluated as the first step im improving the services in the region. By means of a weighted point-scoring method, personnel, facilities, equipment and organization can be assessed and the department categorized. This not only provides(More)
The response of the primary care physician in the initial assessment and management of acute arterial injuries will often be the deciding factor in survival of life, limb or organ system. Most arterial emergencies occur as a result of trauma, disruption of vessel wall and/or occlusion of flow. The common clinical syndromes of acute arterial emergencies are(More)
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